Voluntary Madness

Voluntary Madness

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Punch is a beautiful man in his forties, slowly dying from alcohol abuse and diabetes. Juliette is his adoring girlfriend, in her twenties, and willing to do absolutely anything for him. Together they have made a twisted pact: to live a wild life in Key West, collecting material for the book Punch is compelled to write before they end it all a year later. Punch and Juliette?s craziness quickly accelerates. She flashes at strangers; he pretends to be blind in public; they break into Hemingway?s house to have sex. But the games quickly turn dangerous when a guard at the house interrupts them and dies in the assault. With money running out, Punch and Juliette get a gun and stage a series of restaurant heists in elaborate disguises. They?re known and loved by the restaurants, whose customers thrill to the safe danger of the notorious duo?s antics. But finally the danger escalates, and Juliette has to decide whether she?ll keep her part of the pact...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 215 x 18mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852426292
  • 9781852426293

About Vicki Hendricks

Vicki Hendricks lives in Miami, Florida, where she teaches English and creative writing. A fan of dangerous sports, she took up sky-diving to research Sky Blues and has since completed 550 skydives. She also learned to dogsled in Finland and has been birding in the jungles of Costa Rica.show more

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?Hendricks writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Ana?s Nin? Ft. Myers News-Press ?Voluntary Madness is that rare creature, a book you don?t want to finish, but when it does, it leaves you with an ending that doesn?t disappoint? Time Out (London) ?A story of love, obsession and takeaways - as sultry as the midnight hour during a tropical heatwave? Mondoshow more